• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Rethymno, Amari to Kouroutes
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    September 2007
Algerian Iris

Photo of Cretan Iris, Iris unguicularis subsp. cretensis, in its natural environment. This is a perennial shrub that grows in tufts. It is an endemic subspecies of Crete and Karpathos islands in Greece. It prefers rocky places, banks and open scrub. Its yellow lilac flowers appear from January to March.